The BRICS alliance, representing some of the world’s major emerging economies, has formally incorporated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a new member. This key decision was sanctioned by its five original nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Leaders from these core countries assembled in Johannesburg between 22nd and 24th August, marking the 15th BRICS summit, where they confirmed the UAE’s inclusion.
The UAE has consistently demonstrated a commitment to collaborative efforts and proactive discourse, primarily within platforms spotlighting developing and nascent economies on the global stage. By joining the BRICS fraternity, the UAE underscores its dedication to upholding multilateralism, targeting global peace and sustainable development.
Historically, the UAE has not been a stranger to BRICS dynamics. Earlier, in June, it was actively involved in the ‘Friends of BRICS’ conclave held in Cape Town, a segment of the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting chaired by South Africa.
Furthermore, in October 2021, the UAE became a part of the BRICS New Development Bank. This institution, inaugurated in 2015, was conceived to pool resources for infrastructure and sustainable development ventures, targeting both emerging markets and BRICS member states.